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Rob Spiegel
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Re: What ISN'T Google into?
Rob Spiegel   12/19/2013 12:23:56 PM
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Yes, Elizabeth, Microsoft did well with Xbox and Window complements such as PPT, Outlook, etc. But I think Google wins for the record of success beyond its initial offering of searth.

Elizabeth M
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Re: What ISN'T Google into?
Elizabeth M   12/19/2013 10:39:25 AM
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That's an interesting perspective, Rob--that Google's core competence is innovation. It certainly seems to be the case. Search is just proving to be the tip of the iceberg, but it was the cash cow that fueled all of these other investments. To again make a comparison--Microsoft was able to invest in other areas because they had Windows. But unlike Microsoft--which failed with things like IE and Windows Mobile (comparatively speaking)--Google is finding success with its other offerings.

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Re: What ISN'T Google into?
Rob Spiegel   12/18/2013 12:29:37 PM
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I agree, Elizabeth. Google success with Android was simply amazing. It makes you wonder what Google's core competence actually is. It's clearly more than search. someone recently suggested that Google core competence is innovation.

Elizabeth M
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Re: What ISN'T Google into?
Elizabeth M   12/17/2013 5:12:23 AM
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I also love how they beat Microsoft at a game Microsoft had been playing for years. Microsoft really never won the mobile game, and Apple put one of the nails in the coffin. Then Google came in with Android and, like Microsoft, was device agnostic (and even one-upped them by making the platform open source). Now Android is the most popular mobile platform. So Google is not to be underestimated! If it wants to do robots well, it will do robots well.

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Re: I think that they need to hire me
Rob Spiegel   12/16/2013 2:49:00 PM
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Good point, Habib. It's always good to stretch.

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Re: Robot The Future
Rob Spiegel   12/16/2013 1:56:49 PM
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Far99, I don't know about that, but you could be right. Google isn't letting us know -- so far -- what that plan to do with the robots other than that they're for manufacturing.

Elizabeth M
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Re: What ISN'T Google into?
Elizabeth M   12/16/2013 5:53:37 AM
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It's true that Google is showing, like Apple, that they can spot the next consumer (and otherwise) technology trends miles away and plan ahead to take advantage of them.

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Re: I think that they need to hire me
Habib Tariq   12/15/2013 9:27:46 PM
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I agree with Rob Spiegel. Jim you should definitely try for google. Many of us undermine our true potentials. Ïf you never try, you'll never know what you are capable of.

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Re: Robot The Future
Habib Tariq   12/15/2013 9:21:12 PM
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Time is of a great value to everyone. And in order to save time, everything is being automatized. And in this process of automation robots have a very key role to play.  

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Re: What ISN'T Google into?
Habib Tariq   12/15/2013 8:17:47 PM
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Google is very smart when it comes to spotting potential. Android was founded in 2003, and by 2005 google had realized its potential and acquired it. Even then people knew very little about android and now look at the level achieved by android.
The reason that google (which started as just a search engine) is so successful is that they are able to target companies with great potentials at the right time and then mold these companies according to their need.

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